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27 May 2010

‘Dulux Walls’ edited by Paul

We're really pleased to have been involved in this great spot for Dulux, which Paul has just edited. Euro RSCG worked with director Adam Berg to create this truly community spirited piece of work as part of the Let's Colour Project. Staring real local people from around the world, including kids from a school near Trim, it resonates with genuine positivity. It took 6 months to create the film with crews shooting in Jodphur India, Paris France, Rio de Janero Brazil, and London.

We can't really sum it up any better than Contagious Magazine did:

"This is an example of a simple, truthful and deliverable idea that positively affects people's lives everyday. It makes you feel proud to see marketing that doesn't put annoying cultural pollution out there but, rather, injects a form of optimism and hope."

Directed by Adam Berg

Production Company Stink.

Post production: Glassworks.

Editing: Paul Hardcastle at Trim.

Song: Go Do by Jonsi.

Creatives: Fernanda Romano, Fabio Abram, Braulio Kuwabara at Euro RSCG.

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Hurts ' Better Than Love'

Rising Mancunian music stars, Hurts have released their new haunting electro hit ‘Better than love’, with an enigmatic video to match. Directed by the acclaimed WIZ, this is his and Tom’s 11th music video collaboration to date.

Shot in WIZ’s location of choice, Romania, it sees the Hurts duo act out the role of sexual epicureans on the hunt for their ultimate ballet dancer. The video successfully combines lasting visuals of arcane fetishism and 80’s style flashbacks- and we all love the 80’s, don’t we?!


Director: WIZ

Producer: Caroline Hicks
Production Company: Factory Films
DOP: David Johnson
Art Director: Corvin Cristian
Editor: Tom Lindsay

21 May 2010

"Grand Hotel" edited by Paul Hardcastle

Paul Hardcastle has just cut this wonderfully loony pilot directed by Tim Hope and written by Siggi Eybergand and Colin Carmichael. Tim is best known for his work at Passion Pictures, and has directed a swathe of treasures from the acclaimed animated "Wolf Man" to parts of "The Mighty Boosh".

"Grand Hotel" is brilliantly cockeyed. It features a demented cast of misfits all played by the writers Siggi Eyberg and Colin Carmichael who protray jaded boy band "Brian". There's an abundance of wigs, and it's tinged with the kind of comic Faustian undertones that recall those pacts you made with the devil as a student. Or was that just us?

Eyberg and Carmichael are an Anglo-Icelandic hybrid. They met at E15 Acting School, where the training is renowned for being a bit mental. Having both worked with the famed Theatre Company Ridiculusmus they decided to do something of their own in 2002, Along with their mate Max, another E15-er, they became a prolific group, making several shows a year and becoming supported artists at Battersea Arts Centre, became Arts council funded, went to Edinburgh and performed at The National Theatre, where they were escorted off the premises. Since 2006 they have been experimenting with T.V. and film. 'The Grand' is there take on what Brian Television could look like. Apart from Brian, Siggi and Colin are Actors/Theatre Makers. Among other things, Sig is single handedly saving the Icelandic economy and Col appears in the 118118 and Carling Ads

We'd love to see Grand Hotel get made.

Grand Hotel from Brian on Vimeo.

Check out Tim Hope's page on Passion's website for more of his directing work.


Written and Performed By Siggi Eyberg and Colin Carmichael, Directed by Tim Hope, Produced by Archie at Domestic Science, Music Paul Clark, Editing by Paul Hardcastle. Art Director Ellan Parry, Director of Photography Sky Sharrock.

13 May 2010

Barclays "Coin Spin"

Tom Lindsay has just cut this fun ad for Barclays directed by Arno Salters. We like the weird crazy set design.

Director: Arno Salters
Production Company: Stink
DOP: Will Bex
Editor: Tom Lindsay

Trim reviews Galvin La Chapelle

Trim assistant Leila Sarraf used to be a food writer, and all Trim's editors enjoy their food. We'll be bringing you a series of restaurant reviews from eateries within walking distance of our cutting rooms. Enjoy.

Tucked on the edge of Spital Square, Galvin La Chappelle is the most recent venture from the renowned Galvin brothers (Galvin at windows, Galvin Bistro). Set in a former Victorian school chapel, the restaurant dazzles with a high vaulted ceiling, raw brick work, yards of crisp white linen and shimmering glasses. I must say, a most handsome and suitable choice for Trim’s first supper club ra ra.

Stupidly we all started with the lasagne of Dorset crab served with a veloute of chanterelles, apart from Gus. I say stupidly because the dish was more reminiscent of a reconstituted eggy flight breakfast than the delicate unctuous starter it had promised to be. So in-between four frowns round the table, a smug Gus tucked into his mouth-watering marriage of escabech of yellow fin tuna and aubergine caviar. Damn you Gus.

Mains turned out to be a mix of mmms..ooohs and errs. Top trumps went to Dom’s blushing calves liver served with a sheet of salty caramelized bacon, and perfectly partnered with a sweet onion marmalde. This was the mmm..simple yet utterly pleasing to all your senses.

An assiette of French veal with carrot and cumin puree and a meagerly spiced diable sauce was beautifully presented and certainly tasty but nothing to write home about. The same went for Tom and mines dish of squidgy pink duck breast, red cabbage and blackcurrant sauce. Cooked to perfection, this dish was very gobble worthy but afterwards both of us found ourselves shrugging our shoulders with a murmur of ‘meh’. Tasted pretty on par with your standard gastropub food which is about half the price.

We managed to relinquish our disappointments with a variety of ‘oh my god, that’s amazing’ desserts all washed down with rightfully matched dessert wines. One bright pink strawberry soufflĂ© was pleasingly drowned with a sticky white chocolate sauce. Whilst a dreamy praline parfait was cut through with a flash of lime . A surprisingly delicate and dare I say, refreshing rice pudding sported puddles of sweet alphonso mango. And once again Gus managed to triumph with his choice of chilled chocolate fondant with suitably tooth decaying clumps of honey comb and a banana ice cream.

The food at Galvin La Chappelle has some major hits and misses which come at high prices. Nevertheless it’s a beautiful venue and despite the clientele of suited city folk, I believed it still managed to keep a relatively laid back and buzzing atmosphere with a smooth and friendly service. A special occasion kind of place, somewhere to woo and impress .

Trimmers last words:

Dom “The food was unspectacular and the place lacked atmosphere. I had a nice evening bit that was more to do with my fellow diners than the restaurant”

Tom “Loved the corner table, loved the company, lots of laughs. But overall atmosphere was a bit too city, amazing space but felt like it wasn't exploited well enough. ”

Galvin La Chappele won Tatler's restaurant of the year award 2010.


St Boltoph's Hall, Spital Square, E1 6DY

Transport Liverpool Street tube/rail

020 7299 0400

10 May 2010

Paul's Hundred Lovers!

Watch the cut here or the interactive version at www.diesel.com/ahundredlovers

A Hundred Lovers directed by Arno Salters

Not so long ago the idea of a music video that you could pause, rewind or fast forward as you chose was the stuff of daydreams. For a few years the term "interactive" was nebulous, and often things making that claim were lacking in...erm...interaction! But a recent spate of clever online campaigns has made the daydream a reality. From ads that feature your own face to stories that incorporate your friends, social networking coupled with creative uses of technology have upped the ante significantly.

We hope you'll agree that this interactive music video “A Hundred Lovers” for Diesel's SS10 clothing Collection is up there with the best interactive videos. Directed by Arno Salters and cut by Paul Hardcastle, it features about 400 items of clothing and 50 dancers, which you can click on to find out more about an outfit, including it's price. The video, which simultaneously acts as a promo for British musician Josep Xorto, marks a new era in using brand advertising specifically as a vehicle to launch a musician alongside the product. Based on Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film "Band of Outsiders" it feels distinctively New Wave and makes great use of hard jump cuts and frame cutting.

To fully appreciate it, it's best viewed on the Diesel website, where "interactive" suddenly makes complete sense.

05 May 2010


Oh Happy days! Shoreditch High Street station is finally here. It's about time; the old Bishopsgate Goods Yard site has been out of use since it burnt down in 1964! The new station is a rather snazzy addition to Shoreditch and Brick Lane, and has a weirdly 1970's looking entrance. Is it the orange lettering that does it? Whatever it is we like it. We are now roughly 10 minutes walk from Bethnal Green Station on the Central line, and 12 mins walk from Shoreditch High Street on the East London Line. Progress.

At the moment the line is running a limited service during the week from New Cross/ New Cross Gate, through Surrey Quays, Canada Water, Rotherhithe, Wapping, Shadwell, Whitechapel, Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton, Haggerston, to Dalston Junction. By 23rd of May you'll be able to get all the way from West Croydon to Dalston in a matter of minutes.

EAST LONDON LINE MAP or anyone who wants it: